Slideshows

  • Penile Cancer: Cases to Test Your Knowledge Penile cancer accounts for less than 1% of all neoplasms in North America and Europe but remains a health concern in Africa, South America, and Asia. Early recognition and appropriate treatment are crucial for reducing morbidity and mortality. Test your knowledge with these 9 cases.
  • You’ve Got Worms! Common Intestinal Parasites Intestinal infection with parasites that is not recognized and treated can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Do you know the tell-tale signs of parasitic invasion?
  • Bell Palsy: Diagnosis and Management Bell palsy is a condition with an often-complicated diagnosis and is sometimes idiopathic in nature. Here is a brief guide to the causes, identification, and treatment of Bell palsy.
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors: Imaging Matters Primary brain tumors are the second most common group of malignancies affecting children (after leukemia) and are a leading cause of mortality. Learn more about diagnosing these potentially deadly disorders.
  • What the Eyes Tell You: 15 Abnormalities of the Lens Lens abnormalities are associated with many conditions, and they can occur at all ages. How many of these have you seen?
  • 9 Causes of Discolored Urine You probably know many of these potential causes of discolored urine, but others are less common. Here are nine possible culprits to consider when your patient presents with unusually colored urine.
  • Alcohol Abuse: Complications and Consequences People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • Falls in the Elderly: Causes, Injuries, and Prevention About 10% of all falls in the elderly will result in major injuries, and there can be a significant associated morbidity/mortality. Are you familiar with risk factors and preventive measures for falls in the geriatric population?
  • Ogilvie Syndrome (Acute Colonic Pseudo-obstruction): Early Recognition and Treatment Are Key Ogilvie syndrome (acute colonic pseudo-obstruction [ACPO]) involves significant dilatation of the colon in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Do you know what the risk factors are for complications and how to prevent potentially life-threatening complications?
  • Dermatologic Hints to Hidden Heart Disease Cardiac diseases often have cutaneous manifestations. Are you able to correctly diagnose these conditions based on their dermatologic presentations?
  • 'Tis the Season for Gout Not all patients with preexisting hyperuricemia develop gout. How many of these questions about gout can you correctly answer?
  • Identifying Lesions on Skin of Color As US population demographics change, clinicians need to be familiar with variations in the prevalence and clinical presentation of dermatologic disease in people with skin of color. Learn how to recognize various lesions on skin of color.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: In and Out of the Joint Arthritis exists in multiple forms, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis. Do you know the distinguishing features of RA, and are you familiar with the disease's potential extra-articular manifestations?
  • 8 Oncologic Emergencies You Need to Know These eight medical emergencies in patients with cancer require quick action; here’s what you need to know to recognize them and intervene appropriately.
  • Visual Findings of 9 Sexually Transmitted Infections Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a common occurrence, but many lesions can be readily mistaken for other diseases. Can you make an accurate diagnosis in these conditions?
  • Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapeutic Options Often considered together, colon and rectum malignancies share many similarities, but have a few key differences.